Rockets Reach Out to Local Youth at Bahamas Bowl

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NASSAU, Bahamas - It was another busy day for the Toledo Rockets, who completed a brief morning practice on Wednesday in preparation for Friday's game vs. FIU at the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on Friday (12:30 p.m./ESPN), then took some time out in the afternoon to meet with area youth in the Nassau area. Meanwhile, 18 recruits signed letters of intent or committed as preferred walk-ons to become Rockets on the first day of the early signing period.

The Rockets had a one-hour workout at a practice field adjacent to Robinson Stadium, where UT will battle the Golden Panthers on Friday. In the afternoon, some players enjoyed some free time while others met with area youth. One group of players met with youngsters at the Ranfurly Home for Children, a refuge for children who are in the foster care system. Another group of players participated in a youth football clinic at Robinson Stadium, where the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl will be played.

Toledo will have its final practice on Thursday. Afterward, head coach Jason Candle and selected players will participate in a news conference at Robinson Stadium. Later on Thursday, the Toledo cheerleaders and band will lead a pep rally at the Dolphin Cay Lawn at the Atlantis resort where the team is staying.